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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U A U 87

8)U 69



Ordered - 30 May 1938


Laid down - 11 Nov 1939 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 603)


Launched - 19 Sep 1940


Commissioned 02/Nov/40 U-69 was a VII-C type. Kptlt. Jost Metzler (Knights Cross)


Commanders

2 Nov 1940 - 28 Aug 1941 Kptlt. Jost Metzler ( Knights Cross)


24 Aug 1941 - 28 Aug 1941 Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Auffermann (German Cross in Gold)


28 Aug 1941 - 31 Mar 1942 Kptlt. Wilhelm Zahn


31 Mar 1942 - 17 Feb 1943  Kptlt. Ulrich Gräf


Career
10 patrols


2 Nov 1940 - 31 Jan 1941  7. Flotille (training)


1 Fev 1941 - 17 Fev 1943  7. Flotille (active service)


Successes 17 ships sunk, total tonnage 67,515 GRT


1 ship damaged, total tonnage 4,887 GRT


1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 5,445 GRT


Sunk on 17 Feb, 1943 in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland in position 50º3"6N 41º07"W by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Fame.


46 dead (all hands lost).


By www.uboat.net 


In the south Atlantic U-69 sank 4 ships for a total of  22,338 tons.


ROBIN MOOR - TEWKESBURY - SANGARA - ROBERT HUGHES


 ROBIN MOOR


TEWKESBURY


 SANGARA


 ROBERT HUGHES (Sister ship)


 

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